Recovery Act: Indiana Highlights
Since the enactment of the Recovery Act in 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made $2 billion in stimulus funds available in the State of Indiana* for Community Health Centers, universities and other institutions in the State to provide fiscal relief, improve and expand access to health care, provide child care and other social services for its most vulnerable citizens, establish the infrastructure for health information technology, and conduct scientific research.
- $1.6 billion for the increased Federal share (FMAP) of State Medicaid costs.
- $108.5 million for scientific research, facilities and equipment, including:
- $14.9 million for a multidisciplinary cancer research facility at Purdue University.
- $8.4 million for a facility to support pediatric laboratory programs at Indiana University.
- $77.1 million for health information technology (IT) including:
- $27.3 million for Indiana’s Medicaid Electronic Health Record incentive program for implementation and payments to providers and hospitals.
- $16 million to Indiana Health Information Exchange to create a Beacon Community in Indianapolis to promote meaningful use of health IT.
- $13.3 million to Indiana Health Information Technology, Inc., to facilitate health information exchange.
- $42.8 million for the Child Care and Development Fund to increase access to child care and improve quality.
- $35.2 million for Early Head Start and Head Start programs to expand and improve quality.
- $30.2 million for Community Health Center services, construction, equipment, and health IT, including:
- $13 million for Healthnet in Indianapolis for increased demand for services, construction, and equipment.
- $3.4 million for Indiana Health Center in Indianapolis for a new service site, increased demand, construction, and equipment.
- $26.8 million for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
- $14.6 million for the Community Services Block Grant for community action agencies to help low-income people become self-sufficient.
- $5.4 million for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative for the Indiana State Department of Health to promote nutrition and physical activity in Bartholomew and Vanderburgh counties, and $600,000 for chronic disease self-management programs for the elderly.
- $2.1 million to support 47 National Health Service Corps clinicians providing primary health care in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
- $1.9 million for meals and nutrition services for the elderly.
*The total funding in this document is based on the HHS Sept. 30, 2011, Financial and Activity Report (FAR) for the Recovery Act, available at the Department’s website, http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/reports/index.html, except for FMAP, which is based on the Oct. 21, 2011, FAR and FMAP obligations of $266.3 million in Recovery Act funds extended by P.L. 111-226. The highlights are a selection of programs funded by the Recovery Act and do not add up to the total funding within the State. For more information about individual HHS programs and Recovery Act funding, see http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/.
Last Updated: November 18, 2011